AUBURN — Sweet Tim is at peace. Timothy Paul Dotts, 64, of Auburn died early Wednesday morning, July 26, at the Androscoggin Hospice House. Tim had suffered a long illness. Friends need to take comfort knowing Tim is no longer in pain.

Tim was born in Chicago, Ill., on July 31, 1952, the only child of the late Osborn and Vivian (Tustison) Dotts. Tim grew up in Hicksville, Ohio, surrounded by grandparents, Aunt Lois and Uncle Vance Hook, and many other family and friends. He graduated from Hicksville High School in 1970 and joined the Navy upon graduation. Tim proudly served in Vietnam and on the USS Saratoga CVA-60. After discharge from the Navy, Tim settled in Maine.

Tim attended the University of Maine in Augusta and was a graduate of Mid-Coast Maine Leadership Institute. Prior to his illness, Tim was employed by the Secretary of State, Bureau of Motor Vehicles, administrator for the Driver Education Program. He enjoyed his work with the motorcycle safety program. Tim instructed a couple of Maine governors to safely ride motorcycles.

A fiscal conservative, Tim served two terms on the Brunswick Town Council, was a member of the Personnel Board and of the High School Reuse Committee.

Tim enjoyed cooking, motorcycles, muscle cars, reading and the company of friends. He restored a Barracuda and watched NASCAR racing faithfully. Tim performed in Fuddy Meers at Winterport Open Stage for which he got great reviews. Tim was a member of the United Methodist Church of Auburn.

Surprising all in attendance, Tim married Tizz Crowley on Feb. 9, 2002, at a charity event in Bangor. He shared many interests with Tizz, including a passion for theater and presenting first-person interpretation of Oren Horr, MD, with Tizz as Elizabeth Horr, MD. Oren was a Civil War surgeon and a medical leader in Androscoggin County.

Tim is survived by his love, Tizz E.H. Crowley of Auburn; two grandchildren, Bryce and Caitlyn Henson of Bowdoin; special friends, Jen and Chip Audette of Springfield, Vt., Corinne and Rene Saindon of Lewiston, Keith and Kathy Bourgault of Frederiksberg, V.I., Frances Wiley of Auburn, Jayson Hanson of Lewiston and James Wilson of Gallatin, Tenn.

Timothy Paul Dotts

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